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SubjectRe: 2.6.22: oops in sbp2_remove_device
On  1 Aug, Olaf Hering wrote:
> This happens when attaching a firewire disk (momobay) to a single cpu
> G5. I suspect there are two bugs, one is the error handling and one is
> the DMA mask setting.
> ieee1394: Node added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00010410100036e0]
> ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-01:1023] GUID[000a95fffea65d66]
> ReiserFS: sdb4: Using r5 hash to sort names
> ieee1394: sbp2: failed to set 4GB DMA mask
> Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000000
> ...
> NIP [d0000000002b48dc] .sbp2_remove_device+0x78/0x498 [sbp2]
> LR [d0000000002b48c8] .sbp2_remove_device+0x64/0x498 [sbp2]
> Call Trace:
> [c00000000f1a3670] [d0000000002b48c8] .sbp2_remove_device+0x64/0x498 [sbp2] (unreliable)
> [c00000000f1a3730] [d0000000002b5f38] .sbp2_probe+0x77c/0x7d4 [sbp2]
> [c00000000f1a37e0] [c0000000002ca2a0] .driver_probe_device+0x13c/0x200

I have now idea why dma_set_mask failed, nor do I see where the
subsequent oops came from.

From: Stefan Richter <>
Subject: ieee1394: revert "sbp2: enforce 32bit DMA mapping"

Revert commit 0555659d63c285ceb7ead3115532e1b71b0f27a7 from 2.6.22-rc1.
The dma_set_mask call somehow failed on a PowerMac G5, PPC64:

Should there ever occur a DMA mapping beyond the physical DMA range, a
proper SBP-2 firmware will report transport errors. So let's leave it
at that.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.c | 5 -----
1 file changed, 5 deletions(-)

Index: linux/drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.c
--- linux.orig/drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.c
+++ linux/drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.c
@@ -773,11 +773,6 @@ static struct sbp2_lu *sbp2_alloc_device
SBP2_ERR("failed to register lower 4GB address range");
goto failed_alloc;
- if (dma_set_mask(hi->host->device.parent, DMA_32BIT_MASK)) {
- SBP2_ERR("failed to set 4GB DMA mask");
- goto failed_alloc;
- }

Stefan Richter
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